Instant Reaction: Texas Kicks Late Field Goal to Outlast Iowa State, 48-45

Iowa State and Texas came into this game with identical 2-4 records, and both sides were looking for a win they could use as a springboard for the rest of the season.

It was a back and forth matchup throughout as the game featured five ties and two lead changes.

Texas looked like they had won the game with a touchdown with under two minutes to play, but Iowa State managed to drive right back down the field in under a minute to score the game-tying touchdown.

Unfortunately, they left 29 seconds on the clock. The Longhorns made it all the way down to the four yard line in just two plays, setting up the game-winning field goal.

Turning Point: The final drive was started with a 39 yard pass from quarterback Tyrone Swoopes to wideout Jaxon Shipley, which gave the Longhorns a chance to get in field goal range.

Key Stat: Iowa State would have won the game, or at least sent it to overtime, if they hadn't given up 143 yards to Texas on the last two drives of the game. The needed a stop, and just weren't able to get one.

Texas MVP: Swoopes was once against the Longhorns' best offensive player in today's game, passing for 322 yards, running for 95 yards, and accounting for two total TDs. He was the reason that Texas was able to keep pace with the Cyclone's offense and eventually outscore them.

Iowa State MVP: Sam Richardson matched Swoopes drive for drive on the other side of the ball, passing for 355 yards and three touchdowns. He also chipped in 36 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground.

What’s Next? Texas will travel to face the Big 12-leading Kansas State Wildcats next weekend, while Iowa State has a bye week before they host Oklahoma.

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